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Czy lubi pani kawe z cukrem?


ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
23 Jan 2009 /  #1
Czy lubi pani kawę z cukrem?
Is Kawa made accusative because it follows the verb LUBI?
Then Cukier is made instrumental because it follows the preposition 'z'?

If I am wrong please correct me.

Any similar examples of short sentences with case changes would be helpful.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
23 Jan 2009 /  #2
Then Cukier is made instrumental because it follows the preposition 'z'?

I would expect so - ze curkiem. (Z becomes ze before an s, c, z or possibly one or two other sounds). But then you probably know that I'm about as much of an expert on this kind of thing as you are, so someone else probably knows better.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Jan 2009 /  #3
Czy pan lubi kawe z cukrem czy bez cukru?

Word order isn't always that important in Polish but, on some occasions, it definitely is.

I'm at work so can't find the Polish marks on the computer.
OP ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
24 Jan 2009 /  #4
ze curkiem. (Z becomes ze before an s, c, z

"Czy lubi pani kawę z cukrem?"
Above is an exact copy of the sentence on my worksheet.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Jan 2009 /  #5
This is easily explained, ArcticPaul.

The Poles say ze mną simply because it sounds better than z mną. Z tobą is ok.

The same applies to w poniedziałek and we wtorek. Z cukrem is pronounced quickly.
ceifa  
26 Jan 2009 /  #6
<<Czy lubi pani kawę z cukrem?
Is Kawa made accusative because it follows the verb LUBI?
Then Cukier is made instrumental because it follows the preposition 'z'?>>

You are correct. LUBI is followed by a noun in Acc. because it answers question: kogo, co. Lubię herbatę z mlekiem. Lubię wodę z sokiem. Lubię chleb z serem. Lubię bułkę z masłem, etc. The preposition "Z" is followed by the sixth case (narzędnik), which answers question: kim, czym (in this case: z kim, z czym). Idę z psem, bawię się z kotem, jem kluski z sosem, piję lemoniadę z lodem, etc.

I hope it helps, but truth be known, Polish grammar is not for the faint of heart. :)

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